Welcome to Dean Farm Trust

We believe in compassion, life & empowerment – all factors that contribute to a sustainable, healthy & cruelty free planet.

By providing information on the use of animals in factory farming, intensive breeding & cruel sports we seek to enable cruelty free choices and wider awareness.

We hope you enjoy looking through our website, discovering the work we do, and about the animals we look after here at the Sanctuary.


Our first open day

Our first open day is fast approaching and we are so pleased to be inviting everyone into our Sanctuary. This is a home for life for our 108 residents many of whom would otherwise be killed if we had not rescued them.

Besides meeting the animals we have lots going on, to find out more download our flyer…

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What we buy and the way we live has a direct impact on human & animal welfare.

With information and wide access to cruelty free products, we all have the ability to make informed choices; choices which will improve health, prevent cruelty and protect the environment.

Latest News

South Korea is the only country in the world to farm dogs for meat. Conditions are appalling: dogs in small cages, never able to go out or have access to clean food and water. Thankfully, the trade is increasingly seen there as shameful. The Humane Society International has been helping farmers there to transition from dog farming to crop farming; this is the second farm since 2014 to be closed down.

I will be going to London to support Compassion in World Farming's campaign to stop the live export of animals. The campaign is #CowOnTour 9th October at 12.45 pm outside the European Commission offices – please come along if you can. ...

If you are lucky enough to have an apple tree in your garden, you are bound to have some windfalls. Here at the sanctuary, we have many mouths who would gladly take them off you hands and enjoy them as a tasty treat. If you are in the Chepstow area, we can collect. Call 01594 714004....

Betty Makes Herself at Home

Our adorable little Betty has settled in well and now has her place firmly established in family life. This started with her taking ownership of her chair which she loves.

I have been a busy girl over the last few weeks, so sorry for not blogging. Mum has needed my support in her recovery from her Run for Freedom! I have been to the woods quite a lot and made some new friends there, it is great fun being off the lead and exploring, so many smells and other animals to...

I have now been at my forever home for nearly 8 weeks, it seems a lifetime ago that I was on the farm. I had two big treats last week, the first one was a visit from the hairdresser....

We are thrilled to announce that we will have a stall at Cheltenham Vegan Fair on 31st October. The fair will take place from 10am until 4pm at St Andrew's Church, Montpellier Street, Cheltenham. We are looking forward to be taking part in a local event which will be family friendly, with stalls, talks, food and a children's corner. For more information and...